Times Vary – Facebook Live
Updated Wednesday 4pm | Service together at about 6:30pm or 7:00pm – htcfamily.org/catalystservice/
AWAKEN YOUNG ADULTS:
Tuesdays 7pm – Facebook Live | Join Virtual Group Discussions
3/20/2020 Update –
We are not seeing each other face to face, so we are being creative in our communications. We have nightly Facebook video posts, many YouTube channel lessons, and, of course, this being our second letter to you.
First things first: God is Good? As a staff we are trying to the best of our ability to keep current with all the changes that continue to happen around us. In the midst of this, we can forget this fact: GOD IS GOOD.
The big news is that we are cooperating with the current government guidelines of no groups of ten or more in any one meeting place. To facilitate this, we are going to go with ONLINE services this weekend (3/22). We are excited about this as the technology exists for us to still communicate with you.
TO JOIN US ONLINE: Please “like” our Facebook page to receive notifications when we go online. If you don’t have Facebook, you can go to our YouTube channel or website and watch a recorded version of each service.
Our online service will have a time change for the Eau Claire Campus. We will be going online Sundays at 10:00am. Tiempo de Cosechar will also have a message online.
Our team is working diligently to provide continued resources for you and your family throughout this season. Be following our social media platforms, you will be able to stay up to date on gatherings, resources, and all the information updates. We will be utilizing email as well. We will share more about these resources below.
As we gather online, let’s STAY ENGAGED WITH GENEROSITY. There may not be services on campus, but our staff is working hard to try and stay connected with each of you. We support missionaries around the world who are also struggling with what is happening in their countries. Finally, we want to minister to people who are hurting during these times and that will happen because of your generosity.
About 1/3 of our congregation already gives online and you can sign up to do that HERE. You can also mail a check to Harvestime Church at 3625 Southwind Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701. We will make sure that the money goes to the campus you specify when it is mailed.
In this season things may look different, but we are — and always will be — the CHURCH. Our message is the same as Peter’s in Matthew 16 when Jesus asked His disciples who they thought He was. Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus responded by saying “On this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it (vs 18).” We, the Church, will continue to move forward under the banner of Jesus Christ!
We’ll see you online this Sunday at 10:00am
Kim and Jenny Buckman
P.S. Here are some links for ministries we are offering to engage your whole family.
Sunday 10am – Facebook Live | YouTube upload | htcfamily.org upload
Sunday 10am – Facebook upload | YouTube upload
Available all week – htcfamily.org/catalystservice/
AWAKEN YOUNG ADULTS
Tuesdays 7pm – YouTube upload | Home Group Discussions
Times Vary – RightNow Media | [email protected] or [email protected] for details
3/19/2020 Update –
We are updating the way we operate here at Harvestime. Things are changing with sometimes hourly news and regulations. We are continuing to respond to these changes and advancing the Word of God in these difficult times. Listen as we tell you what the plan is moving forward in each ministry: Everyone is welcome to explore RightNow Media! Sign up here and we will grant you access to utilize this. RightNow Media is what REAL Kids will be utilizing for devotionals and MORE: https://harvestimechurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/119/responses/new.
REAL Kids will also be using Facebook and YouTube to offer kids services for Wednesday and Sunday services. Catalyst Youth has their own webpage on our website that lays out an entire service! Check it out: Awaken will be holding home groups during their meeting time. Email [email protected] to lead one or get involved in the study. HTCU Core Classes and Life Groups will be held virtually if possible. Some will be using RightNow Media online as a base.
Check our Facebook page and website for updates as we solidify the details. Join us online this Friday for a Worship & Prayer night at 6pm. Acoustic music will be streaming on our Facebook page. Take your Bible and go to a quiet room to pray and meditate on God. Adult Services will be Sundays at 10am (Facebook LIVE only) and Wednesdays at 6:30pm (online only, small group based mainly.) All recorded services will be posted to YouTube and htcfamily.org following service.
**GIVE online or by mail: htcfamily.org/give/ 3625 Southwind Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701 FACEBOOK @harvestimechurchec INSTAGRAM @harvestimechurch YOUTUBE @harvestimeec #harvestimefamily#harvestimeprayer
3/18/2020 Update –
In light of the recent regulations to groups meeting in Wisconsin, we will only be live streaming services (not gathering in person) – Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 10am.
On Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30pm we will be on Facebook live with all our EC Pastors to share what we will be doing during this season for the adults, youth, and kids ministries in an online format.
Also, all Eau Claire Campus on-site church events are suspended until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed.
Please join us online as a we live stream our services. Despite being unable to meet in a physical location, we can still all join together to worship, pray and hear the word via our live stream. Feel free to leave comments and prayer requests on the comments of the live videos, also you can send them to [email protected] for it to be added to our prayer chain.
(online only, Facebook live / uploaded to YouTube on the same day)
Sunday – 10am (one service)
Wednesday – 6:30pm (layout may vary per week from update, service, and devotional)
(For information on REAL Kids and Catalyst Youth, see their Facebook pages.)
Short evening devotionals from our campus pastors will be at 9pm on Facebook Live.
Thank you for your understanding,
Office Administrator – Harvestime Church
In anticipation of questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and upcoming events, I felt it was best to communicate our care for all of you through this statement.
We firmly believe in the power of 2 Timothy 1:7, and it’s admonition not to live in a spirit of fear. However, we want to be balanced in our approach to this situation with preventative measures and an abundance of caution.
Currently, all Harvestime services at all the campuses and events will be moving forward as planned, while also being monitored as the situation changes. We would like to encourage you with the following guidelines:
• In lieu of a “handshake welcome,” plan to greet each other in ways that avoid handshaking. Fist bump, smile, and so forth.
• Wash your hands thoroughly. Keep in mind it is recommended to wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds, especially after going to the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Use hand sanitizer when it is available.
• If you or individuals in your household are sick, please stay home.
We love you and love seeing you, but as a precaution please don’t risk infecting others if you are sick. Watch service online if you are unable to attend. You can watch live on the church Facebook page, and the videos will be posted on our YouTube channel as well as on htcfamily.org following the services.
We understand that this is causing stress for many given the rapidly changing information. We want you to know that we are monitoring the situation closely, keeping those who are affected in our hearts and prayers, and are proceeding with an abundance of caution, evaluating the situation daily.
During this time, may we be used as the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and care for others.
Our General Superintendent, Doug Clay, has given us wonderful guidance in how to pray during this coronavirus outbreak:.
• Pray we will be driven by faith and not fear.• Pray in accordance to Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
• Pray for the people who have been greatly impacted.
• We believe that God has the power to heal every sickness and every disease. Pray for scientists and researchers as they seek to provide treatments and vaccines.
• Pray for our missionary family and global partners. Pray God’s protection–that they would stay strong, healthy, and effective where God has called them to be.
• Pray for hope, the Blessed Hope of Christ.As we pray for healing, may we not lose sight that our hope is not in a medical breakthrough or in the effective systems of the world. Disasters such as these should remind us of our eternal hope in Christ and awaken us to the need to share His hope with those around us.Sunday we will continue to do what we believe the church is called to do. We will baptize people and share updates concerning our Royal Family Kids Camp which will be in August.Please keep visiting our website or Facebook for any updates.
Thank you for your prayers,
Pastor Kim Buckman